Polycom brings video collaboration software to Motorola Xyboard

Summary:The Motorola Xyboard becomes even more business-friendly with the inclusion of Polycom's video collaboration platform.

Polycom has teamed up with Motorola to make its RealPresence Mobile collaboration solution available on more devices.

Specifically, the two have agreed on a deal in which Polycom's mobile app will appear pre-loaded on the new Motorola Xyboard that will be sold via Verizon.

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The mobile version of Polycom's RealPresence platform is optimized to provide video chat connections to standards-based video systems virtually anywhere on the planet, whether it be in conference rooms set up for video calls, laptop computers or other mobile devices.

More specifically, the app lets users view content (i.e. presentations, photos, etc.) simultaneously while in the midst of an HD video call. The program is also customizable when it comes to security, supporting firewall traversal and VPN clients connecting via Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G.

The Droid Xyboard by Motorola pre-loaded with Polycom's RealPresence Mobile solution is now available. The RealPresence Mobile software can also be downloaded for free from Android Market for other tablets, including the Motorola Xoom.

Speaking of the Honeycomb-based tablet, for those of you at CES 2012 this week, the RealPresence Mobile software will be demonstrated on the Motorola Droid Xyboard as well as the Xoom at the Motorola booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center when the show floor is open.


Topics: Mobility


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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